Request for Proposals: Consultancy – Alight BHA Final Evaluation

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Requester/Implementer: Alight South Sudan
Funding Agency: Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) USAID South Sudan
Project Title: Strengthening Integrated Response in Protection, WASH and Shelter through Life-Saving Services to Affected Populations in South Sudan
Project Implementation Period: May 29, 2020, to May 28, 2022

Evaluation Dates: January 3 – February 28, 2022
(1) Ulang County, Upper Nile State
(2) Kajo Keji County, Central Equatoria State
(3) Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State
(4) Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State

Background and Context
The project’s goal is “improved access to lifesaving and empowerment services to vulnerable groups among IDPs, returnees and host communities through integrated and comprehensive response in South Sudan.” In this two-year activity, Alight provides and strengthens on-going, lifesaving services to affected populations in South Sudan by preventing, mitigating, and responding to harm exploitation, and abuse for crisis-affected populations with complementary protection, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and shelter services, while also continuing to build resilience and supporting the communities to “build back better.” These services and support are provided to women, men, girls, and boys with special considerations to the most vulnerable populations such as people with special needs (PSNs), elderly, disabled, IDPs, returnees, and host communities.

Purpose and Objectives of the evaluation
• Alight is seeking applications from qualified applicants (hereafter “evaluator”) to lead the summative evaluation of a project funded by BHA during Year 2 of the project. The evaluation is to be conducted in accordance with USAID-BHA Application Guidelines, Revised Draft BHA Emergency Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance, and USAID Evaluation Report Requirements.
• The overall objective of the assignment is to measure the effectiveness of the project (hereafter “activity”). Primarily the evaluation aims to determine the effect of the activity interventions in improving the wellbeing of the target populations and the extent to which the beneficiaries perceive and value the interventions. The evaluation will also evaluate the extent to which the activity contributed to communities’ resiliency and self-reliance. The evaluation will also document key approaches that contribute to the achievement of activity outcomes and provide evidence-based recommendations on key actions required for Alight to further improve integrated service provision and building resiliency.

Specific Activities/roles of the consultant
The evaluator will be responsible for defining the most relevant evaluation design and methodology, in line with the Revised Draft USAID-BHA Emergency Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance (April 2021) and USAID’s Evaluation Report Requirements, for this performance evaluation and each of its questions. This will include study design, a technique for data collection, analysis, and the study team. It is expected that the evaluator will employ various enumerators to support data collection and that this will be organized, managed, and paid for by the evaluator.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically no later than November 16, 2021, at 23:59 (Juba) to [email protected]

You can find the full ToR and details of the application attached
Alight RFP BHA Evaluation_FINAL 10.22.pdf (458.0 KB)